Wher Wher, Where Where, pron. & conj. [See {Whether}.] Whether. [Sometimes written {whe'r}.] [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Men must enquire (this is mine assent), Wher she be wise or sober or dronkelewe. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • where — [ wer, hwer ] function word *** Where can be used in the following ways: as a question adverb (introducing a direct or indirect question): Where are you going? I wonder where she lives. as a relative adverb (referring back to a noun and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • where — W1S1 [weə US wer] adv, conj, pron [: Old English; Origin: hwAr] 1.) in or to which place ▪ Where are you going? ▪ Where do they live? ▪ Do you know where my glasses are? ▪ Where would you like to sit? where (...) to/from ▪ Where have you come… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Where — Where, adv. [OE. wher, whar, AS. hw?r; akin to D. waar, OS. hw?r, OHG. hw[=a]r, w[=a]r, w[=a], G. wo, Icel. and Sw. hvar, Dan. hvor, Goth. hwar, and E. who; cf. Skr. karhi when. [root]182. See {Who}, and cf. {There}.] [1913 Webster] 1. At or in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • where — [hwer, wer] adv. [ME wher < OE hwær, akin to Ger wo & to war in warum: for IE base see WHAT] 1. in or at what place? [where is the car?] 2. to or toward what place or point? [where did he go?] 3. in what situation or position [where will we be …   English World dictionary

  • Where — Where, conj. Whereas. [1913 Webster] And flight and die is death destroying death; Where fearing dying pays death servile breath. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where — Where, n. Place; situation. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where — may refer to: * Where (SQL) Database language clause * basic interrogative about location …   Wikipedia

  • where — O.E. hwær, hwar, from P.Gmc. *khwar (Cf. O.S. hwar, O.N. hvar, O.Fris. hwer, M.Du. waer, O.H.G. hwar, Ger. wo, Goth. hvar where ), from PIE interrogative base *qwo (see WHO (Cf. who)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • where- — Words still in general currency that are formed with the prefix where include, in addition to those listed here as separate entries, whereas (used in contrasts), wherefore (only in the whys and wherefores), wherein (supposedly formal but common) …   Modern English usage

  • where — [n] place location, locus, point, position, site, situation, spot, station; concept 198 where / wherever [adv] at which point anywhere, everywhere, in whatever place, in which, to what end, to which, whereabouts, whither; concept 583 …   New thesaurus

  • where — ► ADVERB 1) in or to what place or position? 2) in what direction or respect? 3) at, in, or to which. 4) the place or situation in which. 5) in or to a place or situation in which. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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